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Local governments looking for more tax money will have to look somewhere else than soda.
State Sen. Michael Baumgartner has emerged as frontrunner for Spokane County Treasurer, securing 57 percent of the vote over challenger David Green in Tuesday’s general election.
In almost every way, the hotly contested race between Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Lisa Brown has been a more positive, more passionate and less cynical electoral exercise than our current moment would give us the right to expect.
Incumbent Republican Al French is leading in the race against Democratic opponent Robbi Katherine Anthony to retain his seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners.
Republican state Reps. Joe Schmick and Mary Dye have defended their seats representing southeast Washington’s 9th Legislative District.
Republican state Sen. Shelly Short and state Rep. Jacqueline Maycumber have defended their seats representing northeast Washington’s 7th Legislative District.
Incumbent Republican Mary Kuney is likely to retain her seat on the Spokane County Board of Commissioners against challenger Rob Chase.
Washington residents will face more scrutiny on the purchase of semiautomatic rifles.
Washington isn’t likely to levying a fee on crude oil and other fossil fuels to help fight climate change.
Democrat Maria Cantwell is heading back to Washington, D.C., for another term in the U.S. Senate.
A bond to improve and expand Spokane’s library system was on track to pass Tuesday evening.
Incumbent Republican Tim Fitzgerald is likely to retain his seat as Spokane County Clerk against Democratic challenger Michael Kirk.
Ozzie Knezovich will retain his position as Spokane County Sheriff.
Leonard Christian takes slight lead over Tom Konis in the race for Spokane County Assessor
Republican Jeff Holy will move on to the state Senate.
The vision for a new downtown stadium did not win over Spokane voters, and Mayor David Condon said he foresees a “beautiful comlex that will be a regional draw” at the Albi site.
Republican Mike Volz is holding a solid 6.5 percentage point lead in the race for a Spokane Legislative seat against Democrat Kay Murano.
Shelley Szambelan keeps seat on Spokane County Superior Court; Patrick Johnson elected District Court judge
Shelley Szambelan will remain a judge on the Spokane County Superior Court, having won nearly 60 percent of votes in her race against attorney Dennis Cronin, early ballot returns show. Patrick Johnson has beat Randy Brandt by a similar margin in a race to become a Spokane County District Court judge.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Lisa Brown have been battling unofficially for more than a year in one of several contests nationwide that Democrats hope will shift control of Congress.
A landmark $495 million construction bond for Spokane Public Schools appeared to be on its way to passage Tuesday night.